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Beef + Lamb New Zealand calls for director nominations

Beef + Lamb New Zealand calls for director nominations and AGM remits

Nominations are sought for two farmer-elected director positions on the Board of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

The positions are for the Eastern North Island and the Southern South Island electorates, for a term of three years. Nominations close on Thursday 27 January 2011.

Nominations must be submitted on the official form that can be obtained from the Returning Officer Warwick Lampp by calling the Election Hotline 0508 666 336. They must be received by 5pm on Thursday 27 January 2011.

Voters in the two electorates are encouraged to check that they are on the electoral roll and this can be done by calling the Election Hotline. Farmers who are not registered need to fill out a voter registration form by Thursday 17 February 2011. This can be obtained from the Election Hotline 0508 666 336.

To be eligible to vote, a livestock farmer must have owned at least 250 sheep, 50 beef cattle or 100 dairy cattle on 30 June 2010.

Election day is Thursday 17 March 2011. Elections will be conducted by postal and internet voting and forms will be posted out in February 2011.

Call for remits for the 2011 Annual General Meeting

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is also calling for remits for next year’s Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be held on 31 March 2011 in Christchurch.

Livestock farmers who want to propose remits are invited to submit them by Thursday 27 January 2011.

Remits must be submitted on the official form that can be obtained from Beef + Lamb New Zealand General Counsel, Mark Dunlop by freephoning 0800 BEEFLAMB (0800 233 352). Remits require 10 (ten) levy payer signatures and those farmers must be registered on the Beef + Lamb New Zealand electoral roll.

Remits will be included with voting documents and sent to farmers in February 2011.

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